We woke up to a dry morning after yesterday's rain - Hurrah! Still can't get into the garden though as most of it is sodden and some of it under water.
There are one or two signs of life in the garden. The first signs of rhubarb and some catkins on the hazel tree.
We decided that, as the sun was shining and the rain had disappeared, we'd walk around Westport Lake
A pair of Great Crested Grebes
More Grebes - there are two there and they had been displaying but I didn't catch them in time for a photo.
Canada Geese and Rock Doves or 'town hall' pigeons as my neighbour calls them.
We walked around both lakes then had coffee at the visitor centre before walking along the canal.
This is the Trent and Mersey Canal at Westport. We have walked up this towpath as far as the Harecastle Tunnel at Kidsgrove but today we just ambled along for a shorter walk.
The light and reflections were wonderful
Back home, it being Shrove Tuesday today, we had a late lunch of pancakes served with orange juice. Delicious.